The good folks at IncGamers had a chat
with one of BioWare
's founding medical doctors, Ray Muzyka
, about the company's history of classic single-player gaming and its upcoming foray into the world of massively multiplayer with Star Wars: The Old Republic
. Muzyka says that the line between solo and collective experiences is blurring: even traditionally single-player games are dipping into the vast realms of multiplayer co-op and competition through online social tools and downloadable content.
Speaking specifically, he says that Dragon Age: Origins
is a good example, with online social features
for what is definitely a single-player experience. And Mass Effect 2
, he says, will explore these ideas through its own DLC. In fact, he outright guarantees us that BioWare is "planning more [DLC] than in Mass Effect 1
." As players who couldn't get enough of the two packs on offer
for the original game, that's Muzyka
to our ears.